Log In Sign Up. Kent Mathewson. Sauer, Franz Boas, and the Meaning of Anthropogeography. The article is still salient and Wilk, Richard for many will constitute the most useful selection in the vol- Economics and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthro- ume. Speth states that commentators have consistently mis- pology.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Sauer, Franz Boas, and the this confusion: 1 that Boas's environmental thought offers Meaning of Anthropogeography. William W.
El- only a critique of geographic determinism, 2 that there is lensburg, WA: Ephemera Press. Speth addresses each of these notions which Louisiana State University he considers erroneous with his own interpretations and ample evidence to support his claims.
In challenging theex- How It Came to Be brings together eight previously published aggerated claims of the environmentalists—or geographical articles, two unpublished manuscripts, two biographical determinists as Boas was to call them—and at the same time pieces, appendixes featuring geographers' and anthropolo- recognizing the environment as a determinate of culture, gists' correspondence to the author focused on Sauer's rela- Boas effected an anthropogeographic synthesis p. Speth suggests the temporal and contextual uniqueness Since filing his geography dissertation "Historicist Anthro- of Boas's historicist anthropogeography by way of differen- pogeography: Environment and Culture in American An- tiating it from the possibilism of French geographer Vidalde thropological Thought from to " , William la Blache and his students.
Given the parallel development Speth has been the most devoted and adept student of Carl of Carl Sauer's own school of historicist anthropogeography Sauer and his Berkeley School's relations to anthropology and the recent revival of interest in Boasian theory and and with anthropologists. This collection should establish method see H.
Lewis in Current Anthropology, , on Speth, an independent scholar, as the key excavator and in- the affinities between pragmatism and Boas's anthropol- terpreter of these and related aspects of Sauer's long and sig- ogy , viewing Boas's enterprise as unique is shortsighted.
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A nificant career. As was the case until recently with Boas, fitting sequel might be to survey the persistence of Boasian book-length biographical treatment of Sauer has yet to ap- anthropogeography in its various expressions and manifes- pear, though at least two studies are said to be in the works. Speth lays some of the ground- been published on Sauer and his historicist cultural geogra- work for this exercise in the final chapter chap.
Despite the various similarities and connections be- "Sauer's Reinterpretation of Anthropogeography. Speth's thought and places where Boas influenced Sauer's thinking, volume offers multiple points of both precis and departure, but the focus is mainly on Sauer's progression toward rede- as well as likely provocations for such a project. It would fining the term anthropogeography.
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For Sauer, anthropo- seem that Speth's writings have largely escaped notice by geography would be "an inductive culture sdence that anthropologists. For example, there are no references to sought to understand the human use and alteration of the Speth's work in Volksgeist as Method and Ethic , vol- natural world" p. The other chapters in part 2 provide ume 8 within Stocking's History of Anthropology series. Sauer's work and vision. Sauer," is the here have appeared in anthropological outlets.
Here Speth is at his best, but also in full extension. Spindler Anthology. George Spindler and Louise Spindler. George Spindler, ed. American Anthropologist — Wiley.
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